Thousands of people travel to take part in the famous Full Moon Party every year. While you visit the party in Koh Phangan, why shouldn’t you take advantage of everything else this paradise-like island has to offer? Scuba diving is a popular activity in Thailand, and you can do it easily near the Full Moon Party whether you are beginner or professional.
Where is the Full Moon Party held?
The Full Moon Party is one of the most famous beach parties in Thailand and it’s held on the island of Koh Phangan. More specifically, the party happens in Haad Rin on Sunrise Beach. Traveling around Koh Phangan is easy and cheap so you can easily access some of the best diving sites before or after taking part in the Full Moon Party.
View our Full Moon Party travel guide.
The best scuba diving near the Full Moon Party
You can find many diving companies, schools, and places all around the Koh Phangan. There aren’t as many people diving on Koh Phangan as on other more popular places in Thailand (like Koh Tao). Beginners can dive near beaches with shallow clear water while more experienced divers can go to see whale sharks, coral reef, or many other places nearby. Even if you have never dived before, starting new hobby is possible near Koh Phangan. You can find some of the most affordable, yet still high quality, diving schools near the Full Moon Party.
Here are some recommended diving destinations near the Full Moon Party:
- Sail Rock: Sail Rock is best known as a spotting place for marine life like whale sharks.
- West coast beaches: Beaches like Haad Yao and Haad Salad on the west side of Koh Phangan are near a beautiful coral reef.
- Kong Yai: The small rocky island is best known amongst fishermen because of the many fish swimming around here.
- Koh Ma: Haad Mae Haad is the place you can find this small island connected to the beach by a sandbar. Most of the islands’ scuba schools take you here to learn diving.
Plan your Full Moon Party trip
Check out the next Full Moon Party dates and book your accommodation with our recommendations. You have to experience the Full Moon Party at least once in your lifetime and we want to help you with planning this unique trip. Read more from our general Full Moon Party guide or decide what other activities you want to do in the Koh Phangan if scuba diving near the Full Moon Party isn’t for you.